Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Who Maintains Safety And Removes Ice From Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock Landing? - RIOC Discusses Infrastructure Improvements To Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock Landing

After the snow of last week, a Roosevelt Island resident reported on Friday, December 15:

Stairs and path to the ferry are nearly solid ice this morning around 8. Who is responsible for salting this and keeping it safe?
I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal and Vice President Of Operations Shelton Haynes about the icy conditions at the ferry dock and who's responsibility is it to maintain safety by removing ice - RIOC or the NYC Economic Development Corp (EDC)/Ferry Company.

Mr. Haynes replied:
... RIOC is responsible for the upland area while EDC is responsible for the actual Ferry Dock....
On Sunday I took a walk around the Ferry Dock area and most of the ice was gone,

either removed or melting to slush.

by the warmer weather over the weekend.

During the November 30 RIOC Operations Advisory Committee meeting (audio web cast of full meeting here), RIOC Engineering Consultant Mike Russo discussed improvements being made to the Upland portion of Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock


Oil Dock area.